Conservation Volunteers Australia This volunteering event is run by Conservation Volunteers Australia. In Hobart, our volunteering opportunities focus on the river Derwent. Learn about these amazing wetlands, find out why we need to protect them, and take hands-on action to restore these habitats. Meet like-minded volunteers, discover new places and feel good taking care of our natural spaces.
What does this volunteering event look like? We're working at a vulnerable ecosystem in Lauderdale - the saltmarsh. The site is one of the few larger saltmarsh sites in Hobart and provides important habitat for native wildlife species. We will be removing plants that don't belong here to encourage native fauna. We'll be working together with a local group who look after this site regularly, the Lauderdale Coast Care Group.
What will I be doing on the day? You can help us by pulling weeds, either by hand or with tools. Gloves and tools will be provided.
What impact will my volunteering have? By removing unwanted plants from this site, you will be encouraging native plants to thrive which in turn provide food and shelter for native wildlife. You will also stop the spread of invasive plants that take over natural ecosystems.
What skills or experience do I need? No experience necessary, we will show you everything you need to know and assist in any way we can. Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.
Things to remember Secure your spot: Please register online to ensure your spot. Once you apply, you will receive a link to our registration website to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer ages: All participants aged 3 and over are welcome; please not that children 3-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Clothing Please note that we require volunteers to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, fully enclosed shoes (steel caps preferred) and a hat.